Tags archives: hospital

  • A Five-Year Celebration

  • With Thanksgiving behind us and Christmas right around the corner, I begin to think about what this year has meant to me and my family. The year started out with my foot in a cast.  February was my birthday, but a week later I was in the hospital with food poisoning.  By March another trip to the[...]
  • Having a Child With Down Syndrome

  • My beautiful daughter Kelsi turns 3 this week and I can hardly believe it.  I am overwhelmed with my love for her and the daily joy that she provides to our family.   Kelsi’s Corner is a gift to her as a thank you for transforming me into a better mother and a better human being.  She is the light o[...]
  • Ouch - Pain...Part 3

  • As I said it can only happen to me… The day has come to see the plastic surgeon and give him my decision as to whether to have surgery on my eye socket and also the visit to the primary care doctor that I missed when I fell on my face.  I had taken off the walking cast and decided to see what hap[...]
  • Ouch - Pain...Part Two

  • As I said it can only happen to me… After the five day stay in the hospital, John and my kids were adamant that I come home and recuperate with my mom.  To be honest, so did I as they still had me on a soft food diet, no dairy and my appetite was almost none.  But, I slept a lot and tried to get my[...]
  • Can You See Me? When People are Blind to Disability

  • Being on crutches for 6 weeks lent itself to quite an interesting experiment called “let’s learn how (in)tolerant people are of disabilities.”  I’m going to complain and express some frustration, so before that let me share something positive.   Getting around on crutches recently and even in a few[...]
Insurance – Don’t Get Me Started! Part One
  • Insurance – Don’t Get Me Started! Part One

  • We have great insurance I guess you could say we are one of the lucky ones.  My husband has worked hard to make a good living and provide for his family.  But, without good health there is nothing that can prepare any family for a brain tumor. Everything was fine at first, as long as I was in the[...]
  • Is it Normal or is it Alzheimer’s?

  • We’ve all that those moments when we forget basic information – someone’s name, what someone does for a living, or where we left our keys.  And every time that happens, we call it a “senior moment.”   We know that some level of cognitive decline is inevitable as we age.  As the brain ages[...]